October 24, 2017

RPM Baja Rey front bumper & skid plate

Coming from RPM and made for the Losi Baja Rey truck are a front bumper and skid plate set. With the original Losi front skid plate being too stiff, preventing the bumper from absorbing impacts, RPM have designed an all-new assembly by moving the entire skid plate from between the chassis plate and differential to below the aluminium chassis plate. This move solved a couple of problems, it offers additional chassis protection while also creating a flex zone on the skid plate that would allow more movement of the bumper in impact situations, ultimately saving from costly repairs. The bumper was redesigned as well, strengthening the mount between the skid plate and bumper, yet also creating another flex zone that allows the bumper to compress under extreme impacts, yet return back to its original shape once the impact energy has dissipated, ultimately protecting the more fragile areas of the truck such as the front differential and chassis plate since the bumper now absorbs the impact instead of transferring that energy into the chassis. The bumper and skid plate are moulded from RPM’s renown nylon composite and the set will hit stores soon.

Source: RPM [rpmrcproducts.com]


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